Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice

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Prentice Hall, 1999 - Coding theory - 569 pages
As we enter the age of universal electronic connectivity in which viruses, hackers, electronic eavesdropping, and electronic fraud can threaten the prosperity and productivity of corporations and individuals, security is increasingly important. Fortunately, the disciplines of cryptography and network security have matured, leading to the development of practical, available applications to enforce network security.

Best-selling author and two-time winner of the TEXTY award for the best computer science and engineering text, William Stallings provides a practical survey of both the principles and practice of cryptography and network security.

Extensively reorganized to provide the optimal sequence for classroom instruction and self-study, the second edition includes these key features. Looks at system-level security issues, including the threat of and countermeasures for intruders and viruses, and the use of firewalls and trusted systems. NEW - Discussion of block cipher design principles, plus coverage of Blowfish, CAST-128, Triple DES, and other algorithms NEW - Chapters on IP security and Web security Expanded coverage of public-key encryption algorithms and design principles, including RSA and elliptic curve cryptography Covers important network security tools and applications, including Kerberos, X.509v3, PGP, S/MIME, IP security, SSL/TLS, and SET On-line transparency masters, an Internet mailing list, and links to relevant web sites are available to http: //

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User Review  - jaygheiser - LibraryThing

Comprehensive and conveniently terse, but way too obtuse . Does cover IPSEC and S/Mime. Like many specialists, his attempt to tack on a couple chapters on general security issues are lame at points. Read full review


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William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 41 books on various aspects of these subjects. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions. He is a member of the editorial board of Cryptologia, a scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology. He is a frequent lecturer and author of numerous technical papers. His books include "Data and Computer Communications, Eighth Edition" (Prentice Hall, 2007), which has become the standard in the field. Dr. Stallings holds a PhD from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in electrical engineering.

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